KRAI News for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Dillon Tyler Burch

Dillon Burch of Craig is facing six counts after a rollover accident early Sunday morning. 15-year-old Moffat County High School sophomore Macey Booco died in the accident, just north of Craig on Moffat County Road 31. Charges filed against Burch by the District Attorney’s office include two counts of Vehicular Homicide, one for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, and the other was for driving recklessly, both resulting in death. The other charges are Driving under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and mandatory use of a Seat Belt. Burch was released on a $10,000 Personal Recognizance Bond. He cannot drive a motor vehicle until further order of the court. He cannot have any new offenses, and he must live with his parents. Burch will next be in court on Jan. 28.

High school and middle school students in the Moffat County School district are back to their normal schedule of hybrid learning today. Also today regular bus routes have resumed for all students in Craig and outside of city limits. The school district writes, “This is our last week of school before Christmas break and we are excited to see our students!  Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count is up to 537 cases as of Monday. That’s 25 more cases since Saturday. The number of active COVID cases in Moffat County is 127. The number of tests administered is 6612. Nineteen people have died because of COVID-related illness in Moffat County. Three people are in the COVID-19 unit at Memorial Regional Health as of Monday.

Rio Blanco County’s case count for COVID went up again. It’s at 223 cases, which is two more than Sunday and 14 more than on Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Rio Blanco County has also had two deaths due to the pandemic.

Routt County now has 879 cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the CDPHE. That’s the number that came in Monday afternoon. That’s 222 cases in two weeks for Routt County, with a new death recorded on Sunday. Routt County has now had 17 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.

From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. Help make COVID stop with you.

 

 

 

 

 

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